Sarah Wattick

Sarah Wattick
Director of Marketing & Strategic Communications at Converged Services.
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How New Technology Works Together For Your Benefit.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on May 5, 2021 1:04:37 PM

With all the excitement around new and emerging technologies of 5G, WiFi 6 and CBRS, it can be difficult to understand if these technologies compete or work with one another. To put it simply, these technologies complement each other, and each serve their own purposes to create a synergistic and smart building, community, or city.

Related: THE TIMELINE TO 5G.

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Topics: 5G, WiFi, CBRS, WiFi6

Florida Community Association Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards: Diamond Winner

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Mar 18, 2021 8:53:03 AM
  With the recent announcement of the 8th annual Florida Community Association Journal's Readers' Choice Award winners, we are honored to have won the Diamond Award, the top level of recognition.
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Topics: FLCAJ, Diamond Winner, Technology and Communications, Readers Choice Awards

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Mar 4, 2021 9:11:18 AM

In late February, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved an emergency subsidy to help bridge the digital divide for low-income families during the pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit program will bring affordable Internet service to households for distance working, virtual learning, and critical telehealth care.

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Topics: Internet, Broadband, FCC, Digital Divide, COVID-19, Emergency Broadband Benefit, Affordable Internet, Lifeline, Jessica Rosenworcel

The Biggest Technology Trends for 2021.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Jan 28, 2021 9:12:09 AM

While 2020 was a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the technological advancements were accelerated to meet the new demands that the coronavirus brought. Industry experts state that this momentum will continue in 2021 with smart cities at the core.

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Topics: New Technology, Smart Cities, Smart Technology, COVID-19, Pandemic, Sensors

What Makes a Building Smart?

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Jan 5, 2021 12:56:56 PM

The term "smart building" has been tossed around a lot lately, but what exactly makes a building smart? The most basic function of a smart building is that the features (water meters, pumps, fire alarms, power, lighting) within it are linked and "talk" to one another. This technology both optimizes building performance by automating multiple processes, such as heating, cooling, and security, and significantly reduces building overheads through intelligent application. Owners and developers are motivated by the improvement to the environment and their bottom-line.

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Topics: Rooftop, Internet of Things, IoT, Cell Towers, Smart Building, KODE

Meet Our Project Managers.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Nov 30, 2020 11:44:52 AM

At Converged Services, we are unique in that we have two in-house project managers dedicated to our clients and their success. Nir Michaeli and Marcel Korman are assets to Converged Services and bring value to any project.

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Topics: CEM, LEED, Project Manager, Project Management, Marcel Korman, Nir Michaeli

Why You Need Contact Tracing Technology.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Oct 27, 2020 10:19:11 AM

With a recent surge across the U.S. in COVID-19 cases, it is more important than ever to invest in technology that keeps you, your on-site staff, and your residents safe. We have previously discussed ways, such as UV-C Disinfection Lighting, to combat the spread of the virus, but how do you combat a resident or staff member testing positive for COVID-19?

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Topics: WiFi, Technology, Wi-Fi, COVID-19, UV-C Lighting, UV Disinfection Lighting, Digital Contact Tracing, Contact Tracing

The Role of Technology in LEED Certification.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Sep 24, 2020 12:19:56 PM

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification is recognized as a globally used green building rating system for all building types to provide the foundation for healthy, efficient, sustainable, and cost-saving green buildings.

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Topics: Internet of Things, Smart Technology, Technology, LEED, LEED Certification, Network, Project Manager, Green Building, USGBC, Project Management, Marcel Korman

Open Your Community in a Safe and Smart Way with UV Disinfection Lighting Technology.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Aug 26, 2020 10:19:41 AM

In partnership with LED Lighting Consulting, Converged Services recently announced a safe and smart way for community associations to open during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by utilizing Ultraviolet (UV-C) disinfection lighting.

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Topics: Amenities, COVID-19, UV-C Lighting, UV Disinfection Lighting, LED Lighting Consulting

Meet WHIT: The Wellness Smart Home.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Jul 29, 2020 8:11:31 AM

In a recent conversation with Peter Murray of Dense Networks, he had mentioned WHIT, the latest home in smart technology focused on wellness and home innovation.

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Topics: Internet, Connectivity, Verizon, Smart Home Technology, Smart Devices, Smart Home, Wellness Home Innovation Technology, WHIT, Lake Nona

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